Our Guide to Whitby

Everything you need to make your visit perfect!

Welcome to our Guide to Whitby Blog


Here you can find everything you need to know about news, events and more, to plan your perfect trip to Whitby.

“Whitby’s Hetty & Betty named as Finalist in national awards ceremony”

“Whitby restaurant and boutique wedding venue Hetty & Betty has been named as a finalist for The Small Awards.” – Scarborough News 

Picture shows Lois Kirtlan and a Whitby Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea

Hetty and Betty named as Finalist for the Small Business Britain Small Awards 2024 

Hetty and Betty has been named as a Finalists for the “At Your Service Award” at the Small Business Britain Small Awards  2024

Hetty and Betty named as Regional Winner  for the FSB – Federation of Small Businesses2024 Awards

“Some of the best small businesses in York and North Yorkshire have been recognised by the Federation of Small Businesses” – York Press. Read more here

Photos picture of the FSB Award - purple with a white star

Award winning: Hetty & Betty crowned Best Hospitality Business of the Year in the Yorkshire Coast region. 

We are very proud to announce that we have been named as the Best Hospitality Business of the Year in the Yorkshire Coast Region.

Read more about our amazing award and what it means here


Top Tips on how to spend Valentine’s Day in whitby  

Whitby is a romantic place all year round, but there’s something even more special on a cold winter’s day. See our top tips on how to spend Valentine’s in Whitby  

Find out more here 

Best Shops in Whitby Blog


Dog Friendly Whitby

A day out or holiday choices can be limited when visiting with your beloved four legged friends, but here in Whitby dogs are welcomed.

Read more about dog friendly Whitby….

Image: Dog

5 Reasons to Visit Whitby in the Winter

In winter there is just something magical about Whitby. The quaint little houses and shops shining cosy lights, the cobbles on the narrow streets shining in the streetlight, and the fresh sea air blowing in.

Find out why we recommend a Whitby Winter visit…

Photo credit: View Yorkshire

Photo of Whitby landscape


Louis the Peacock, Whitby’s most colourful resident

Whitby has a very interesting and varied nautical history, but the story of Whitby’s Louis the Peacock is firmly based on land, Flamingo Land to be exact…

Find out all about Whitby’s colourful former resident and how he inspired our decor here….

Things to do in Whitby